Hidden Brain The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator. David McNew /AFP/Getty Images David McNew/ AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Radio Replay: The Weight of Our Words

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Dan Ariely has found that "what separates honest people from not-honest people is not necessarily character, it's opportunity." Gary Waters /Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

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Not every great employee is a great manager. Camelia Dobrin/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Why Is Your Boss Bad At His Job? It May Be The 'Peter Principle' At Work

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

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Crickets And Cannibals: Unpacking The Complicated Emotion Of Disgust

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Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

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Daniel Kahneman On Misery, Memory, And Our Understanding Of The Mind

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Radio Replay: The Mind Of The Village

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Hidden Brain: Relationship Between Having Babies And The Economy

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LOS ANGELES, USA - JANUARY 20: People participate in the Women's March rally on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The Double Bind For Women In Leadership

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Envy is a useful tool for social comparison. But sometimes, it can lead us to wicked places. Steve Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Feeding the Green-Eyed Monster: What Happens When Envy Turns Ugly

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Hidden Brain: A Study Of Airline Delays

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Sociologist Brooke Harrington says "the lives of the richest people in the world are so different from those of the rest of us, it's almost literally unimaginable." erhui1979/Getty Images hide caption

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What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

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When Did Marriage Become So Hard?

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Jana Mestecky (left) poses for a cast photo during production of the play 'Des rats et des hommes,' directed by Israel Horovitz (front, third from left). The photo appeared in the French magazine, L'Avant-Scene in 1994. Mestecky is one of many women who have come forward accusing Israel Horovitz of sexual harassment and assault. Courtesy of Jana Mestecky hide caption

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The Psychological Forces Behind A Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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Your Team Made It To The Super Bowl. Now Maybe It's Time For Flu Shot.

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Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World

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Hidden Brain: Researchers Delve Into Improving Concentration

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Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump exemplify our contradictory feelings about the rich and famous. As Hidden Brain explores this week, we idolize the powerful, but also relish their downfall. D Dipasupil/WireImage hide caption

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The Power Hour

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Alan Alda Wants Us To Have Better Conversations

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A century ago, many new immigrants to the United States ended up returning home. And it often took a while for those who stayed to learn English and integrate into American society. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

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Study: Great Recession Led To Fewer Deaths

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